How to Create an Oracle SE2 Database and Avoid Licensing Problems

If you recently created an Oracle Standard Edition 2 database, you might not be in compliance with Oracle after all. There are several obscure traps you could fall into during the SE2 database creation process. This post details each step…

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Build a Data Lake Using Lake Formation on AWS

data lake

A data lake is a centralized repository for large amounts of structured and unstructured data to enable direct analytics.The above image illustrates multiple functions of a data lake, such as data ingestion, data indexing, data processing, data analytics, machine learning,…

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Datascape 58: Analytics in Gaming, Spark and the Data Engineer Role With Felipe Ferreira

datascape 58

Episode 58 Shownotes Welcome to another episode of the Datascape Podcast. In today’s episode, Brazilian native Felipe Ferreira joins us from Canada to delve into gaming data technology and analytics. Felipe has extensive experience in development, database administration, business intelligence,…

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Token-Based Authentication for ADB with IAM: Part 2

adb authentication

In Part 1, we discussed the essentials of DB token-based authentication and looked at examples to set up authentication for IAM users with exclusive or shared schema mappings. In this second  part, we’ll look at use cases for setting up…

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Online Data Migration from SQL Server to Cloud Spanner Using Striim

striim

This post will focus on the implementation of a continuous migration from SQL Server to Cloud Spanner using Striim. It includes steps for configuring an initial load and a continuous data replication using change data capture. However, I don’t cover …

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Top Tips for Finding a Google Cloud Partner

google cloud

You’ve decided to make the move to Google Cloud—perhaps as part of a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy—for its open, secure platform and robust built-in services. But maybe you’re looking for a partner to be an extension of your IT team…

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Trends in Retail

retail data

Every industry is getting transformed by data, with retail amongst the most dramatic and fastest paced. As consumers become  increasingly demanding, a seamless experience between the digital and in-store expectations for both customers and employees also evolve.     The retail industry is experiencing a…

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How Google Cloud and Pythian Keep Your Data—and Your Reputation—Secure

data security

While more organizations are migrating their critical workloads to the cloud for scalability and agility, the ever-increasing complexity of the cloud environment makes it more challenging to secure that environment. The ramifications of a data breach or cyberattack can be…

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Token-Based Authentication for ADB with IAM: Part 1

ADB authentication

Oracle has introduced an authentication mechanism that enables Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) users to use their Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials to access the Autonomous Databases (ADB) transparently.       Earlier, IAM credentials could be used to access…

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How to Install SQL Server Reporting Services 2019

sql server reporting

  Problem You’re trying to install SQL Server 2019 and when you reach the feature selection SSRS is nowhere to be found. You also get this notification banner below:   Cause SSRS installation has been separated from Microsoft SQL Server…

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